Father’s Day brings a lot of us many fond childhood memories. From the time dad took you on your first ever camping trip to lending you a shoulder to cry on–you owe the guy more than a lifetime of hugs. Getting dad a gift can be difficult. Enough years have come and gone where we’ve given the typical quotable coffee mug or some ties. If he’s always been keen on reading, he won’t be a stranger to the Nook reading app. And if he’s an iPhone user? Even better, you can introduce him to the NOOK free reading apps for iPhone for some pre-Father’s Day reading. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for the kind of dad that loves to learn and read. We’re sure that dad would appreciate the thoughtfulness of your efforts this year.
For The Classic Bookworm Dad
Books are great for the dad that not only loves to read but who also loves to learn more about their favorite hobbies. If your dad loves to cook and stir up a storm in the kitchen, there are plenty of good reads out there for the carnivore and the vegetarian. Is he a fan of a sport like baseball? Pick him up a biography of one of his heroes! This will be history that he’s actually interested in reading more about.
For The Home-Office-Workaholic Dad
Does you dad spend hours on work day and night? Does he bring work home only to spend more hours in his home office? For the workaholic dad we suggest selecting something special for his home office where he spends most of his time. Sure you never wanted to because you thought it might encourage him to spend more time there, but you know he would regardless of the gift. Make his work space more pleasant by getting him some fancy bookends, Cross pens with an engraved message and leather bound journals for him to keep a record of his day. And since he’s always busy with work, he’ll need to be on top of his schedule at all times. Give dad something he can always have with him like a watch with a classic leather strap.
For The Tech Savvy Dad
For the tech savvy dad we want to bring him something with great product design. If he’s a fan of television, pick something like Amazon Fire TV for a quick and easy box setup. He can go anywhere from his favorite TV shows on demand to gaming with friends. Not the couch potato type? No problem. Gift dad with a wearable GPS gadget to track his sleep patterns, steps he takes during the day and suggests the best routes to go about his weekly hikes. Father’s Day eCards are quick and fun idea for the tech dad.
For The Dapper Dad
Let’s be real here, just because your dad is more than a couple decades older doesn’t mean his skincare routine ends there. For the dapper dad that is always out to look his best, gift him with something he’ll actually use. A great day and night cream goes a long way for those with drier skin. Perhaps he enjoys pampering himself a little, so gift him with some facial masks as well! Is he also into dressing up as well? Get him some customized cufflinks for his dapper suits–one of a kind just like him. Maybe he’s not a suit wearer but more of a golfer on the weekend; there’s a gift for him as well. Gift dad with a stylish duffel bag he can use to carry all his gear on his weekend adventures like the Weekender duffle by Herschel.
For The Handyman Dad
For the dad that can literally fix anything in your home and actually enjoy doing it–you’ve got to gift this handyman with something special. He’s likely already possesses all the tools he’ll ever need but manages to lose his pens all day. Grab him some handyman desk knick knacks! Tool pens from ones that look like hammers to a screwdriver are available for order online. It’ll also be a friendly reminder to not lose these pens.
For The Sophisticated Classy Dad
If your dad enjoys some good wine and whiskey, getting him the right glass to enjoy it in is as important as the drink itself. High quality rocking glasses lend more elegance and style to the whole socializing experience. If glasses just won’t cut it, a specially cut crystal decanter might just be the gift for your sophisticated dad. There are a number of decanters on the market that are handmade and cut–both heavy in touch and brilliant to see. And if you want to go the extra mile, add his favorite whiskey to the decanter before gifting it to him over the dinner table. It also makes for a great display piece.